Deal alert: a refurbished Pixel XL for $210!

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Google’s original Pixel phones are still pretty awesome by today’s standards, despite the fact that they don’t have a smart squeeze feature or an 18:9 display aspect ratio. They are, however, snappy, fast, with a distinct look, and still-awesome cameras.

And yes, we are raising that point because we just found a deal on the original Google Pixel XL — that’s the larger, “phablet” model. Over at eBay, you can have one of these marvels in …


Best Buy running a massive Apple Watch sale, save up to $270 on refurbished models

Apple fans, rejoice, as major US retailer Best Buy is running a huge sale on all Apple Watch models. Depending on the model, you could save up to $270 during the sale, but there’s catch. The sale only includes certified refurbished Apple Watch models, which usually come with a 90-day limited warranty.

If that’s not a problem, the biggest discount you can get is on the refurbished Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular, 42mm ceramic case with gray/black sport band. Best Buy is selling this specific Apple Watch model for $1,079, so customers will save $270 when they buy it.

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Consumer Reports: This is what you need to look for when buying a refurbished phone

Last month, we told you that with the price of high-end handsets more expensive than they ever have been, refurbished smartphones are in demand. But with so many different refurbished models and so many different places that offer them, what can you do to protect yourself from purchasing a lemon? Non-profit magazine Consumer Reports (CR), which does not accept advertising so that it can be perceived as neutral, has some advice.

CR says that consumers need to make sure that they are getting a phone that really has been refurbished and not merely cleaned up, placed in a box, and put back on …

Super-snappy Android for less than $100? Grab this refurbished Nexus 5X!

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The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P were the last smartphones of the Nexus family, before the Google Pixel line took over. The concept behind every Nexus device was pretty simple — offer flagship specs and the pure, “by Google” Android experience with timely updates and a guarantee of a good performance.

The Nexus 5X, despite having an unassuming plastic shell and being a 2015 model, currently runs Android 8.1 Oreo without a hitch. Its camera may not …

Deal: Refurbished Samsung Gear S3 frontier costs just $185 at Best Buy

If you don’t want to pay $350 or more for Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch, here is a deal that might save you a lot of money. For a limited time, Best Buy offers the Gear S3 frontier for just $185, down from $350.

However, the Samsung Gear S3 frontier 46mm stainless steel comes in refurbished form. Specifically, the refurbished smartwatch is certified by Geek Squad, Best Buy’s subsidiary that offers decent service and support.

Keep in mind that you’ll only find the refurb Samsung Gear S3 in black color. Also, you’ll be getting a 90-day warranty if you purchase it, so you’re covered in …

Deal alert: refurbished Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra for just $229.99!

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Sony’s Xperia XA line is a relatively new Sony smartphone line, which was first to shake things up a bit design-wise. It has these razor-thin side bezels, making it extremely easy to wrap your hand around the phone. Still, it has huge top and bottom bezels, but it makes up for that with a high-res, optically-stabilized selfie camera and stereo, front-firing speakers.

The Xperia XA1 Ultra is a midrange phablet through and …

Refurbished phones are getting a lot of love as the price of new handsets soar

With the pricing of new flagship handsets now firmly planted in four digit territory, it appears that demand for refurbished models is stronger than ever. According to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal, previously owned Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S smartphones are being purchased by consumers who are getting turned off by the same sticker shock that affects new car buyers. Shipments of new smartphones hit a historic low during the fourth quarter of last year. From October through December 2017, shipments of smartphones actually declined for the first time ever during any three-month …

Apple will now sell you a refurbished Series 3 GPS only Apple Watch for $50 off

Want a Apple Watch Series 3 GPS only model at a discounted price? Apple has added the timepiece to its offerings of refurbished devices with $50 knocked off the price. That takes the price of the 38mm version of the timepiece down to $279, while the 42mm model will cost you $309. The discounts amount to savings of up to 15% off the price of a brand new watch. And in case you’re concerned about buying a previously owned device, all of these watches go through “Apple’s rigorous refurbishment process” and are sold with a 1-year limited warranty. Buyers have 14-days to return their watch if they are …

Apple starts sales of refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, at a very gentle discount

As if its iPhone product lineup wasn’t diverse enough already, with the introduction of the new entrant iPhone X, and keeping the 6s in the mix, Apple recently started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well. These certified pre-owned handsets start at $499 for a basic 7, which is just $50 less than the brand new one, while it has passed all the necessary checks, and comes with a year of warranty.

Apple sells the refurbished 7 Plus with 128 GB storage for $689, or $70 lower than the $769 for a new unit. All refurbished units come unlocked, but we’ll leave it to you to …

Save money on a refurbished Pixel or Pixel XL with prices starting at $320 with coupon code

If you’re looking for a deal on a smartphone, one of the most overlooked places to find the model you want is among lists of refurbished handsets for sale. Sure, these devices were once another person’s problem; but these units are usually fixed up, tested, and given a limited warranty before they end up in your hands. And of course, the appeal is that you can save some cash when buying a refurbished model.

Daily Steals is currently offering refurbished Google Pixel and Pixel XL units. The 32GB version of the refurbed Pixel is usually $339.99 and the 128GB model lists at $399.99. However, …